The accident occurred while the religious were driving on the paved state road crossing the Mikumi National Park, not far from the town of Morogoro, Tanzania.
The 4 Salesians were taken to the nearest hospital for first aid treatment and transported by ambulance to Dar es Salaam the following morning. Fr Mairura, whose clinical profile appears less serious, is still recovered in Dar es Salaam. Fathers Asira, Sellam and Mugo were transported by air this morning, September 12, to the Nairobi West Hospital, thanks to the collaboration of “AMREF”, an NGO. They are all being kept under observation. Doctors have not yet released an official statement.